Programme / Science, Ethics and Responsibility

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Day 1

Wednesday / 20 NOV

19:45 - 20:15

Keynote lecture:
Science, Ethics and Responsibility
Venue: Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

The Values of Science: Citizen Science and Responsible Design in Society 5.0


How to connect ethics to science and technology? In all regions of the world, societies get increasingly interwoven with science and technology. Climate models inform policy-making, gene editing technologies raise ethical concerns about the future of humankind, and the digital revolution connects information technologies with virtually all dimensions of daily life. Some people even claim that humankind is entering the era of ‘Society 5.0’. After the society of hunter-gatherers, the agrarian society, the industrial society and the information society, we are said to be at the brink of a ‘super smart society’, driven by artificial intelligence. How to deal with all these developments in a responsible way?